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Horizon (1993)
by Guy Laroche


Horizon information

Year of Launch1993
Average Rating
(based on 178 votes)

People and companies

HouseGuy Laroche
PerfumerAlain Astori
PackagingThierry Lecoule
Parent CompanyL'Oréal Group > Prestige & Collections

About Horizon

Horizon is a masculine fragrance by Guy Laroche. The scent was launched in 1993 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Alain Astori. The bottle was designed by Thierry Lecoule

Horizon fragrance notes

Reviews of Horizon

Deep, dark, and mysterious.
An aura of mystery surrounds Horizon.
Come on, there is no other fragrance like it...
So please, please, bring it back!
22nd January, 2020
I'm glad I bought 10 bottles of this when I saw it on sale some years back. It is a lovely fragrance that is reminiscent of the suave and elite club room at the prestigious golf club with hints of sharp, dry citrus with undertones of wood paneling. Definitely smells high-class to me. A fragrance a wealthy sequestered curmudgeon would wear in his paneled library and bar. I find this fragrance excellent and am happy I have enough bottles to last for a very long time!
16th December, 2017
From the design of the bottle, to the advertising campaign, I was thinking this was going to be very fresh, and maybe even similar to Davidoff's Cool Water.
It isn't.
Yes, there IS a watery note/vibe here. When smelling this, it first feels refreshing because it's like inhaling a watery mist. The problem for me though, is the prominent herbal medley of thyme, fennel and black pepper. It's a slight bit of freshness, and a whole lot of brittle dried goods. The latter is mostly what this fragrance is made of, and it's not something I would like to wear, or smell on others.
And I'm not against herbal-smelling fragrances. Paco Rabanne Pour Homme and Aramis Tuscany are both excellent. But this one, not so much.
This is very similar to Calvin Klein's Escape, except that one has no freshness or water aspect.
This is a unique composition but ultimately it's a dislike.
31st October, 2017
It's not a bad scent but Horizon is definitely not original in it's make up. This is far closer to Wings than to Cool Water. Wings debuted in 1992 so I'm a firm believer that Horizon is strongly modeled after Wings. I even did a side by side for comparison purposes and next to Wings, you can really smell the syrupy sweet amber in Wings that wouldn't be noticeable otherwise but overall, these two perfumes are quite similar in smell although I prefer this just a smidgen more.

This is a lavender perfume, just like in Drakkar Noir but here the lavender is sweetened considerably by a healthy dose of amber. It's apparent that Guy Laroche wanted to keep the same theme going for Horizon as he did in Drakkar Noir but took the lavender accord down a completely different path. Here the lavender is supported by jasmine, oakmoss, patchouli, cyclamen, sandalwood, cedarwood, amber and musk. Seriously, this is incredibly close to Wings smell wise so if you like that, you'll like this and if you've smelled that, then you've smelled this.
17th October, 2017 (last edited: 10th February, 2018)
A distinct scent that is at once hypnotizing, bracing, and minty-watery. The bottle is fun to see and hold, and the potion within has a slight resemblance to the now also-discontinued DK Men Unleaded, with more spiciness and overall depth.

Probably not for everyone, given its unusual character. But I do enjoy Horizon, if not for its willingness to be different.

20th December, 2016
A throwback to the powerhouse 80s type of scent, this is a strong, masculine fougere with an overlying freshness due to the mint and lavender combination. The base is a very dry combo of patchouli and oak moss with a green effect based on immortelle.

Laroche only really dealt with two scents intended for the masculine market (of his 12 creations). Drakkar has had three flankers to date, the second of which, Drakkar Noir, has become iconic. Horizon failed to win over the public upon unveiling, but seems to have an underground reputation, based on its following in these reviews and its availability for very little money in the marketplace.

It smells good, but somehow common, basic. There's nothing to rave about here. Just a good, simple masculine splash for those dudes still in love with the 80s.

04th August, 2016

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